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245 ill prisoners awaiting medical treatment across Pakistan: report

Shireen Mazari wants separate prisons for transgender prisoners

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January 19, 2020


Punjab welfare bureau to take in children of convicts

Bureau has rescued 5,000 children in 10 months, says chairperson

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December 14, 2019


Qatar releases 53 Pakistani prisoners: report

They were released on PM Khan’s request

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August 10, 2019


Sindh reduces prisoners’ sentences for Eid, Independence Day

They have been reduced by 60 days

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August 9, 2019


‘No action taken to release Pakistani prisoners from Saudi jails’

Senate committee chairperson says prisoners’ list hasn’t been shared either

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July 4, 2019


Eid gift: Sindh chief minister reduces prisoners’ sentences by 60 days

3,613 prisoners will benefit from this

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June 1, 2019


‘Many Pakistanis still stuck in Malaysia due to limited seats’

Rescued Pakistani prisoner says they were not treated like humans

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May 31, 2019


315 Pakistani prisoners in Malaysia to arrive home May 29

Government will bear expenses incurred on their repatriation

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May 23, 2019


Crown prince orders the immediate release of 2,107 Pakistani prisoners in Saudi Arabia

PM Imran Khan had asked him to look into the matter

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February 18, 2019


India releases two Pakistani prisoners at Wagah

Move part of treaty between two countries regarding the exchange of nationals

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December 26, 2018


Saudi Arabia releases 1,000 Ethiopian prisoners

Saudi Arabia has agreed to release 1,000 Ethiopian nationals who have been in prison in the Gulf state for a variety of offences, Ethiopian state affiliated media said on Saturday. The decision was made following a request by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was in Riyadh on an official visit this week, Fana Broadcasting…

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May 20, 2018


In what capacity Chaudhry Nisar abolished prisoner exchange pacts: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar has ordered the government to bring back within one month all Pakistanis who are languishing in jails in foreign countries. “In what capacity had the former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar abolished prisoner exchange agreements with other countries,” the CJ remarked while hearing a case regarding imprisonment of Pakistani…

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April 24, 2018


Cabinet approves accord with China, Saudi Arabia on convicted individuals

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet Wednesday accorded its approval for signing of the agreement between Pakistan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on transfer of convicted individuals. The Federal Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved a number of agenda items including appointments and signing of treaties and agreements with different countries, PM Office…

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March 28, 2018


KP resolution seeks release of Pakistan prisoners from Saudi jails

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakthunkhwa Assembly Monday unanimously passed a resolution urging the federal government to approach the Saudi Government for the release of Pakistani prisoners languishing there. The resolution moved by Sahibzada Sanaullah of PPP was accorded unanimous nod when it was put up for vote in the House. The resolution stated that the government…

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December 4, 2017


Some prisoners ‘to be allowed to vote’ after 12-year human rights battle with EU

NEWS DESK: It has been reported that the UK government is to allow some prisoners to vote following a 12-year wrangle with European judges, reported The Independent. Prisoners sentenced to less than a year in jail and who are let out on day release will be allowed to return home under proposals tabled by Justice…

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October 29, 2017


Celebrities protest as Guantanamo Bay prisoners on hunger strike ‘being left at death’s door’

NEWS DESK: ​Celebrities are fasting in support of Guantanamo Bay prisoners who are being “left at death’s door” by a new Trump administration policy towards protesting detainees, reported The Independent. Since the camp was established on the US naval base on Cuba, prisoners have protested both their treatment and incarceration by launching hunger strikes. Under…

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October 17, 2017


India seeks consular access to Jhadav, Pakistan hands over prisoners list

ISLAMABAD: India once again sought consular access to spy Kulbhushan Jhadav on Saturday and in accordance with the Consular Access Agreement between the two countries, Pakistan handed over a list of prisoners to India. According to a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Pakistani government handed over a list of 546 Indian prisoners…

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July 1, 2017


WATCH: CJ LHC celebrates Eid with prisoners

Chief Justice of Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Mansoor Ali Shah celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with inmates at Adiyala Jail and also gave them gifts on the occasion.

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June 27, 2017


India releases 39 Pakistani prisoners

LAHORE: India has released 39 Pakistani prisoners including 18 fishermen. The Indian authorities handed over these prisoners to Pakistan Rangers officials at Wahga Boarder in Lahore. – APP

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March 2, 2017


Yemen foes agree to free child prisoners: UN

KUWAIT CITY: Yemen’s warring parties have pledged to free all child prisoners but have failed to reach agreement on a wider release for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the UN envoy said on Monday. “In the prisoners committee, an agreement was made on the unconditional release of children,” Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said in…

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June 6, 2016


Amnesty accuses Yemen rebels of ‘brutal’ campaign against foes

DUBAI: Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Yemeni rebels of carrying out a “brutal” campaign of arbitrary arrests and torture of opponents since they seized the capital Sanaa in 2014. Shiite Huthi insurgents, who are backed by troops loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh, have “carried out a wave of arrests of… opponents, arbitrarily seizing…

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May 18, 2016

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